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Steelers Kick Coverage An Asset In Early Goings

Fueled by uncommon necessity, the Pittsburgh Steelers went in this year to acquire veteran 12th-year kicker Josh Scobee, dealing a sixth-round pick to the Jaguars to obtain him in addition to paying him $2.5 million in salary. While he has gotten off to a rough start as a place kicker,…


Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…


Tomlin Does Not Plan To Add A Third Quarterback

With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined four to six weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now carrying only two healthy quarterbacks on the entire roster. And Mike Tomlin does not plan to add another body to that group. When asked directly if he would add another arm, he replied he didn’t “anticipate it…


Tomlin Will Continue To Rotate Spence and Williams At ILB

Should Ryan Shazier miss future time with his “shoulder weakness,” Mike Tomlin indicated Sean Spence and Vince Williams will continue to rotate at Mack linebacker. “We’re going to continue utilize both of those guys in replacing Ryan. Both have played for us in the past. Both are capable of playing…


The Doctor Is In: When Will Big Ben Really Be Back?

Steelers Nation held its collective breath on Sunday, September 27, when Ben Roethlisberger went down and immediately grabbed his left knee.  According to one Steelers fan in attendance, the stadium in St. Louis was silent.  And for good reason — a serious knee injury like an ACL tear would mean…



Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Rams

Your weekly stats of the weird. Injuries aside, not a lot to offer in a sluggish game. – We’ll start with the score, the most eye-popping weird stat in the box score. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ won 12-6, the first game of that score they’ve ever been involved in, win or…


Shazier’s Injury History Proving To Be Biggest NFL Hurdle

I figured I’d write on this topic during the week and it’d generate a decent discussion. Until Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger went down. Now, Ryan Shazier’s injury is a scratch on the arm to someone who just broker their femur. That’s a metaphor. Ben doesn’t have a broken femur. Or…



Steelers Vs. Rams: Player Snap Counts – Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their second game of the season Sunday afternoon on the road against the St. Louis Rams and the player snap counts from the game are now available. What sticks out the most offensively is the fact that running back DeAngelo Williams only played 5 snaps Sunday…


Turning To Vick Doesn’t End Steelers Season

Contrary to popular belief, the season is not over. Has the landscape shifted? Oh boy, yes it has. But over? Not quite. Hopefully, the “sky is falling” feeling has dissipated now that is seems certain Ben Roethlisberger will only miss 4-6 weeks, not the entire season as originally feared.  But…



Steelers Defense Helps Secure Victory For Ailing Offense

During the first half of the game yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense looked predictably fluid and deadly for most of the length of their drives, but, as happened in the first game of the season, there were a string of incidents that resulted in them finishing the first half with…


Landry Jones Set To Get First Game Day Helmet Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers used a fourth-round draft pick on quarterback Landry Jones in the 2013 NFL draft, hoping that he would in time develop to a level sufficient enough that they feel they can entrust him with the responsibilities of being the backup quarterback for Ben Roethlisberger. That has yet…